Are Indians Taxed Too Much ?

I received this message from a WhatsApp group. I felt that it contains message worthy of sharing. – N Ganapathy Subramanian.

From some Indian in UK:

My salary in UK is 60,000 pounds per annum without tax. ( 60,000/ x 80= INR 48,80,000 ).

I pay 40% tax on my salary. 48,80,000-19,52,000 = INR 29,28,000 balance.

Then 700 pounds per month as house rent, 140 pounds per month as council tax, about 100 pounds for gas and electricity per month. 500 pounds as water bill per annum. About 1000 pounds per annum car insurance and 250 pounds road tax per annum ( you cant drive car in UK without insurance and road tax). Total comes to 18,570 x 80 = INR 14,85,600.
29,29,000 – 15,85,000= INR 13,44’000.


Some bills like gas and electricity depend on usage but have to be paid.

Add to these all daily living expenses like food, petrol, mobile, wifi etc etc. And all these are much more  expensive than in India.

Thats why UK is developed, roads are good and clean, govt schools are best, with 24 hours electricity and water. I am telling just basic things. Forget about advanced and complex things (Like tax on property, capital gain tax on selling a property etc etc).

Remember, #UK is net importer of food, clothes, things of daily living, petrol and petroleum products.

Size of UK is about the size of state of Uttar Pradesh and 1/3 of its population.

Coming to India:

Huge country with rich  resources. We don’t import food and clothes.

Just 3.75 crore people out of 130 crore pay tax. That is just 2.9 percent. And most of these are govt employees who cant hide their income.

All 130 crore citizens want cheap electricity, water, good govt schools, best roads and highways and superfast trains.

Just sit and think for a minute. How many times have a local grocery shop / milk booth / sweets shop / garments shop / mobile and computer repair shop / have given you any bill??

Look at all those businessmen around you who are earning more than an average salaried person.

And now think of businessmen sitting in areas like karol bagh, chawari bazar, sadar bazar and all other trading hubs of delhi or zaveri bazar, hindmata market etc etc of Mumbai or any other market of any other Indian city.  You will never get a bill in these markets. Atleast not an invoice. How many get a  bill / invoice on buying or selling property?

But all of them want good roads, 24 hours electricity and water supply. They want good school and will abuse govt for poor govt school.

They will blame the govt for traffic jams, filthy roads.

And when they go out they will abuse govt for poor railways and airports.

Now when our govt. has introduced a system (GST) to prevent tax evasion all these are the ones who are raising hue and cry. These are the one who are sharing and liking everything on FB  which is against present govt.

I am not pro present govt. But, I am against this hypocrisy.

This is democracy.

So all these tax evaders and opposition leaders and pseudo-intellectuals  have their own right to oppose govt.

But then don’t abuse the system or govt when you don’t get electricity or when your garbage is not picked or when you are struck in traffic jam or when Indian Military doesn’t get its much needed sophisticated arms.

DON’T Say Europe mein highways BEST  hain.

First pay here and then demand.

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